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Rev. Bogdan Olzacki OSPPE, Pastor

Attended seminary, earned his theology degree and served in Ministry in Poland, and
continued his Ministry here in the United States, serving in PA, Chicago, and Connecticut.




















Rev. Joseph M. Olczak OSPPE – Assistant PastorFrJos1

Received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Catholic University, Lublin, 1970. Served as Sub-prior Pauline Fathers, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1971-1975, and prior, 1984-1990. He served as Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Cadogan, PA, 1975-1984. Fr. Olczak taught as an associate professor of dogmatic theology Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut, from 1985 to 2007.

Fr. Olczak served here as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, 1994–2008.












Parish Secretaries - , Nancy O'Connor and Jolanta Wisniak



Choir Director and Organist, Mark Roszczewski




Choir Director and Organist, Mark Roszczewski




Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council, made up of lay memebers of the parish community, serves as a consultative body to the Pastor to promote individual and collective spiritual growth and to plan ways for the parish to carry out the mission of the church.

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Pastoral Council Photos - 2004

From the St. Joseph Parish By-Laws, -

Article II, - Specifically, the Council will:

* Pray together to seek God's will for the parish.

* Establish goals and objectives that will enable the parish to carry out its mission.

* Provide leadership, direction, education, resources and encouragement in accordance with the goals of the parish.

* Identify, support and maximize the gifts and talents of all members of the parish and encourage, develop and train lay ministers with diverse skills.

* Provide an open forum of communication and dialogue among all members of the parish.

Article III, Section 2- Eligibility and Attendance

Any registered, confirmed parishioner 16 years of age or older who worships regularly with the community is eligible for membership. Such a person must be willing to attend an orientation workshop to prepare for ministry on the Council.

Article IV, Section 3- Selection of Members

The names of all eligible nominees will be placed on the altar while the parish prays for guidance and direction from the Holy Spirit. The names of members will be randomly drawn at Sunday Mass by someone appointed by the Pastor.

Meetings - 2nd Monday of every other month, Sept. - June (unless otherwise noted).

Two meetings a year are designated as open meetings where any parishioner may come and voice their opinions and concerns, as well as attend any other meeting as an observer during the year.

- Excerpted from the St. Joseph Church Pastoral Council By-Laws


The Parish of St. Joseph Church, Rockville, is a Roman Catholic faith community of the
Diocese of Norwich, CT which is united to the Catholic Church throughout the world.

As a parish, we invoke the Holy Spirit to put the love of Christ into action by providing for the
spiritual nourishment of the community living according to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ reaching out to those in need sharing with others the gifts and talents we have received from God extending the love of Christ to all people

- Excerpted from the St. Joseph Church Pastoral Council By-Laws